DPS warns against wrong-way drivers; see warning tips

The Arizona Department of Public safety is educating motorists on the best ways to recognize and avoid wrong-way drivers if one encounters this terrifying situation.

Among the tendencies wrong-way drivers are: Most occur between the hours of 1 a.m. and 4 a.m. on weekends.

Wrong-way vehicles usually use the HOV or the far-left lane because they assume those lanes are for opposing traffic, as if they were traveling on a city street or rural highway.

Traveling in the middle lane can increase your chances of avoiding a wrong-way vehicle. The majority of wrong-way drivers have blood-alcohol levels that exceed the legal limits.

The most important thing to remember is to avoid distractions while driving, thus increasing your ability to see and avoid any oncoming wrong-way vehicle.

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